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Oman: Intolerance of dissent mounts as a dozen more activists sentenced

Headline Title:  Oman: Intolerance of dissent mounts as a dozen more activists sentenced 08 August 2012 The conviction of a dozen more Omani activists on protest-related charges is a further sign of the growing intolerance of dissent in the country, Amnesty International said today.A court in the capital Muscat on Wednesday handed down a year’s prison sentence and a fine of 200 Riyals (equivalent to US$520) for 11 activists for participating in a peaceful protest. A twelfth man also received a one-year prison sentence for insulting the Sultan. The 12 – whom Amnesty International would…

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